Eleven Minutes

Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken.

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061835579

Category: Fiction

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Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness -- sexual pleasure for its own sake -- or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Eleven Minutes

Eleven Minutes tells the story of young Maria living an innocent life in a Brazilian village and is played out in a measured fashion, but with all the author's brilliant scene-setting (very lush here) fully in place.

Author: Coelho

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ISBN: 9788172235635

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Paulo Coelho's astonishingly beautiful writing in Eleven Minutes virtually guarantees it the cult status that The Alchemist already enjoys. But what is the Paulo Coelho phenomenon? How can an author who (only a short time ago) was virtually unknown to most readers have taken the world of books by storm--and without the benefit of glitzy advertising? The answer is simple: quality. Such books as The Fifth Mountain andThe Devil and Miss Prym are enough to explain a considerable following for the author, with their atmospheric prose and involving characters. Eleven Minutes tells the story of young Maria living an innocent life in a Brazilian village and is played out in a measured fashion, but with all the author's brilliant scene-setting (very lush here) fully in place. But then Maria experiences love and suffers great pain. From this point, Coelho has us inexorably in his grip. Maria's disillusionment with love leads her to Geneva where she finally ends up selling her body (Coelho may offer us the beauty of life, but never at the expense of its harshness). Maria's approach to sex is complex--this is no mere revulsion arising from what she is now doing with her life. And then she meets a seductive young painter, who may or may not offer her a new path in life. But does she prefer to continue on the dark sexual odyssey she has embarked on, at the expense of real love? There are echoes of DH Lawrence in Coelho's exploration of the sacred and spiritual aspects of sex and it's a brave author who tackles a subject that can so easily slip into strained seriousness. That never happens here, and Maria's journey is one that the reader willingly undertakes; the lesson she learns are lessons for the reader. --Barry Forshaw

Eleven Minutes

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Eleven Minutes Late

I had been hoping I might be able to end this book by living up to the title and arriving eleven minutes late. Subsequent study of the timetable showed that ...

Author: Matthew Engel

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230740413

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Britain gave railways to the world, yet its own network is the dearest (definitely) and the worst (probably) in Western Europe. Trains are deeply embedded in the national psyche and folklore - yet it is considered uncool to care about them. For Matthew Engel the railway system is the ultimate expression of Britishness. It represents all the nation's ingenuity, incompetence, nostalgia, corruption, humour, capacity for suffering and even sexual repression. To uncover its mysteries, Engel has travelled the system from Penzance to Thurso, exploring its history and talking to people from politicians to platform staff. Along the way Engel ('half-John Betjeman, half-Victor Meldrew') finds the most charmingly bizarre train in Britain, the most beautiful branch line, the rudest railwayman, and - after a quest lasting decades - an Individual Pot of Strawberry Jam. Eleven Minutes Late is both a polemic and a paean, and it is also very funny.



Documents of the City of Boston

3 - inch opening ; feet indicated , 10 ; pounds delivered , 621 ; time , forty - five minutes thirty seconds . ... Third test , 4 - inch opening ; 10 feet indicated ; 625 pounds delivered ; time , eleven minutes fifteen seconds .

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Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

In one hour and eleven minutes , the head was raised from the table ; and in eleven minutes afterwards , the rabbit succeeded in rising on its feet and maintained itself thus , though at first somewhat unsteadily .

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The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica

At eleven minutes pupil ovoid and responsive to light , 5 by 3 mm . At fifteen minutes nearly round ... At eighteen minutes can read with difficulty Jäger I. At twenty - three minutes pupil 8 mm . ; can still read Jæger . I at 11 " .

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Eleven Minutes

This book explores the sacred nature of sex. "Eleven minutes" describes the duration of sex. Also, it depicts two types of prostitution: prostitution for money and sacred prostitution. There are also direct references to sadomasochism.

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514150726

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Maria, a young girl from a remote village of Brazil, whose first encounters with love leave her heartbroken, goes to seek her fortune in Switzerland. She works for a time in a nightclub but soon becomes dissatisfied and after a heated discussion with her manager one night, she quits her job. She tries to become a model but is unsuccessful. Because she is running out of money, she accepts 1000 francs from an Arab man to spend the night with him. She then decides to become a prostitute and ends up in a brothel on Rue de Berne, the heart of Geneva's red-light district... There she befriends Nyah who gives her advice on her "new profession" and after learning the tricks of the trade from Milan, the brothel owner, she enters the job with her body and mind shutting all doors for love and keeps her heart open only for her diary. Quickly she becomes quite successful and famous and her colleagues begin to envy her. Months pass and Maria grows into a professionally groomed prostitute who not only relaxes her clients' mind, but also calms their soul by talking to them about their problems. Her world turns upside down when she meets Ralf, a young Swiss painter, who sees her "inner light." Maria falls in love with him immediately and begins to experience what true love is (according to the author, it is a sense of being for someone without actually possessing him/her). Maria is now split between her sexual fantasies and true love for Ralf. Eventually she decides that it is time for her to leave Geneva with her memory of Ralf, because she realizes that they are worlds apart. But before leaving, she decides to rekindle the dead sexual fire in Ralf and learns from him about the nature of Sacred Sex, sex which is mingled with true love and which involves the giving up of one's soul for the loved one. This book explores the sacred nature of sex. "Eleven minutes" describes the duration of sex. Also, it depicts two types of prostitution: prostitution for money and sacred prostitution. There are also direct references to sadomasochism. The story is of Maria's journey to find what true love is by letting her own life guide her. She enters a life that leads her down the path of sexual awakening and almost leads to her self-destruction when she is introduced to all sides of sexual experience. When she has given up hope to find true love, she finds her true "inner light" and her everlasting true love.


Public Statutes of New South Wales

... south - east side of Stockade - street bearing north twenty degrees eleven minutes east to the northern boundary of the park aforesaid thence by part of that boundary bearing north seventy - five degrees thirty - eight minutes west ...

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Journal of the Senate

... two minutes , and longitude west seventy degrees , eleven minutes , forty - five seconds ; thence north - westerly to a point in latitude north forty - two degrees , three minutes , eight seconds , and longitude west seventy degrees ...

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The Book of American Pastimes

minutes ; Brink coming in about eighty yards behind , apparently much fatigued . ... eleven minutes twenty - eight seconds ; Graham , eleven minutes thirty - five seconds ; Davids , eleven minutes forty seconds ; Gidley , twelve minutes ...

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Eleven Twenty Three

“The one time Hajime went under during the eleven twentythree, he succeeded neither in killing himself nor anyone else. Then eleven minutes and twentythree ...

Author: Jason Hornsby

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1934861626

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Layne Prescott meets a strange man in a Shanghai airport and ends up carrying a mysterious briefcase with an attached wrist shackle home with him. Once back in his hometown, Layne’s world spirals out of control. Each day at precisely 11:23, the small town erupts into violent chaos. Surrounded by a strict military quarantine, Layne and his friends wait with dread as the clock ticks downward.

Bills Calendars Orders

... thence south sixty-six degrees three minutes east (S 66°3' E) a distance of 95.54 feet; thence south sixty-three degrees ... thence south eleven degrees eleven minutes fifty Seconds east (S 11°11'50" E) a distance of 190.9 feet; ...

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Journal of the Common Council of the City of Detroit

( 180 ) feet of outlot eleven ( 11 ) of the last men- dredths ( 27 90-100 ) feet : thenee north twentytioned subdivision lying northerly of Ferry street eight ( 28 ) degrees and eleven ( 11 ) minutes west as intended to be opened ...

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Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Arnold , he wanted to make a rather quick - curing cheese , and put in rennet enough to cause the beginning of coagulation in a little over eleven minutes . Had he wanted a fairly slow - curing and long - keeping cheese , he would have ...

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"Report of Pennsylvania Forestry Commission", published in 1896: 1895, pt. 2.

Popular Science News

Those miserable eleven minutes a year the average of the year under this revised arwent on rolling themselves ip into hours and days rangement is still some twenty - two seconds in THE YEAR AND THE ALMANAC . until the almanac and the ...

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